Awards

  • Runner Up: Top Wine List
  • Runner Up: Top Wine Bar
  • Runner Up: Top Appetizers
  • Runner Up: Top Hamburger
  • Award of Excellence 2015
  • Award of Excellence 2014
  • Award of Excellence 2015
  • Award of Excellence 2014
  • Best Wine
  • Best Small Plate (2014)
  • Best Wine Selection (2014)
  • Best Appetizers (2014)
  • Best Small Plate (2012)

Mentions

11 Knoxville Restaurants You Can't Miss

Source: Travel Channel

Knoxville is a small, unsuspecting city, but don’t let that fool you. When it comes to eating out and drinking, locals will quickly tell you who is dishing up the best. From OliBea to Knox Mason, here’s where to eat and drink in Knoxville.

A dining experience of small plates and a wine bar — a first for Knoxville — Cru Bistro offers a wide variety of cuisine by land or sea, with an impressive drink menu to match. From shrimp quesadillas and pesto grilled chicken club sliders to wild mushroom stone-fired pizza and a filet mignon sandwich, the dishes are a must-try in Knoxville. In 2014, Cru Bistro received an Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator. There are 2 locations: at Pinnacle at Turkey Creek and in the 100 block of Gay Street.

Local restaurants offer meal deals to aid Children's Hospital

Source: Knoxville News Sentinel

Local restaurants have teamed up to support East Tennessee Children's Hospital's expansion project by donating a portion of their sales during April and May.

Each week in these months will feature some restaurants around Knoxville that will offer special menus. When customers order from these menus, $5 from each meal will go to Children's Hospital, said Seth Linkous, director of marketing at East Tennessee Children's Hospital. Other participating restaurants will donate a portion of their total sales.

Nightlife: Cru appeals to diverse tastes of downtown

Source: Knoxville News Sentinel

I walked down the road and up to the front door of Cru. I could see a musical duo set up in the window and a few folks sitting out on the patio enjoying glasses of wine. I made my way inside. The restaurant is separated into two rooms. One is to the left of the main entrance and contains only seating and no bar. In the main room where you enter you see two booths off to the left, a six-top table just to the right and beyond that four more booths to the right. To the left of the back booths is the bar, stretching about 30 feet and having seating for 10. Official capacity between the two rooms is 100 people. An ample space for a downtown eatery.

Knoxville restaurants offer special menus for New Year's

Source: Knoxville News Sentinel

Need a dining suggestion for New Year's Eve or New Year's Day? Here are a few specials around town ...

Nightlife: Cru Bistro & Wine Bar is the toast of Turkey Creek

Source: Knoxville News Sentinel

Cru Bistro & Wine Bar is VERY Turkey Creek. For those of you who don't know what Turkey Creek is, it's a semi-upscale shopping development that encompasses nearly 400 acres in West Knoxville.